Deputy Director

FLSA Classification: Exempt
FTE: 1.0
Salary: $80,876- $95,000

Sponsors Purpose:

Sponsors seeks to improve outcomes and opportunities for individuals with conviction histories and to assist individuals releasing from incarceration with their successful reintegration to our community. Sponsors is a nationally recognized model in reentry services.

Sponsors Values:

Empowerment: We support each individual in making their own choices to lead their best life.

Dignity: We respect and believe in the goodness of every person.

Community: We are stronger when everyone is able to fully participate and contribute.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
This position supervises up to four director-level positions

Reports to: Executive Director

Primary Objectives:
The Deputy Director is a member of Sponsors’ Executive Leadership team and works in close collaboration with the Executive Director (ED). This position provides leadership to the organization by supervising key leadership positions, serving as Sponsors leader in the ED’s absence, assisting with the management of daily operations, and working with the ED to position the organization for continued strategic growth and innovative development.

Primary Functions:

1. Supervision: Supervises the following positions and provides oversight to the associated programs:
● Director of Operations- Responsible for overseeing maintenance and procurement emergency management, IT requests, long-term housing property management, and facilities.
● Director of Transitions, Behavioral Health and Peer Support Programs- Responsible for overseeing the Transitional Housing programs at the Roosevelt Crossing and Downtown campuses, in addition to the Behavioral Health and Peer Support teams.
● Director of Mentorship Program- Responsible for overseeing all aspects of Sponsors Mentorship Program

2. Policy Oversight:
● Serves as the primary contact for both organizational and programmatic policy development, updates, coordination and staff education.

3. Human Resources
● In collaboration with the HR Director, and supervisors, ensures that personnel issues are addressed effectively and in alignment with organizational values and goals.

4. External Requests and Local Partnerships
● Serves as the contact for external requests for information and collaboration.
● Coordinates and ensures timely and appropriate response related to subpoenas, memoranda of understanding and other formal process requests.
● Works with the Executive Director and Finance Director on the development and execution of partner contracts
● Provides direction and support related to grant writing efforts
● Collaborates with Development Director regarding on-site tours

5. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
● Participates in the organization’s work to develop and act in accordance with its own evolving DEI goals in all aspects of the organization
● Supports the work of the DEI working group

6. Audit and Report Coordination:
● Oversees the smooth coordination of all agency audits and reports related to finance, behavioral health, facilities, grants, and other areas of the agency.

7. Communications
● In coordination with the ED and Development Director, oversee the development, distribution and maintenance of all print and electronic communications including, but not limited to, press releases, newsletters, brochures, annual reports and Sponsors’ website.
● In collaboration with the ED, coordinate and manage all media contacts.

8. Training
● Provides oversight and coordination of the agency’s training and professional development plan
● Identifies priority topics and collaborates on the coordination of the agency’s annual training calendar
● Works with HR and executive leadership to develop and sustain leadership development offerings to support internal capacity development.

Required Qualifications:
● Organizational leadership experience
● Excellent interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with people from different racial, cultural and class backgrounds and across generations
● Understanding of and passion for reentry work
● Strong communication skills, including public speaking, writing, and interpersonal communication
● Ability to represent and enhance Sponsors core values of dignity, community, and empowerment
● Strong networking and collaboration skills to cultivate mutually beneficial relationships with community partners
● Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
● Ability to function well in a high-paced and intense environment
● Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
● Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or equivalent software

Preferred Qualifications:
● Minimum of 3 years leadership and supervision experience
● First-hand knowledge and experience related to reentry and the criminal legal system
● Knowledge and understanding through work or lived experience, of the unique challenges and opportunities associated with reentry after incarceration
● Familiarity with trauma informed services
● Experience with policy development and implementation
● Experience related to grant writing and contract administration
● Experience with program design, implementation, evaluation, and data-driven decision making
● Familiarity with the developmental process associated with growing non-profit organizations
● Ability to work at a computer for prolonged periods of time

Work Environment:
This position typically works in an office environment and uses a computer, telephone and other office equipment as needed to perform duties. May encounter frequent interruptions throughout the work day

This description reflects the assignment of essential functions. It does not restrict the responsibilities that may be assigned. This job description is subject to change at any time.

How to Apply:
Please send a resume and a cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications for this position, and answers to the supplemental questions below to Rhone Lee, HR Director at [email protected] . Review of applications will begin on December 1st and continue until the position is filled.

Supplemental Questions:
Limit length to one page max per question

1. Why do you want to work at Sponsors? What do you know about our organization that informs your decision to apply for the Deputy Director position?

2. Describe three insights related to leadership and/or supervision that you have gained from experience and that would inform your work as Deputy Director at Sponsors.

3. One of the required qualifications for this position is: Excellent interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively with people from different racial, cultural and class backgrounds and across generations. How would you describe your strengths and growth edges related to this skillset?

Sponsors is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive, equitable, and multicultural work environment. We are stronger and more effective because of the diverse life experiences of our staff. People encouraged to apply include Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and other people of color; people who are LGBTQ, gender non-binary; people with disabilities, and people with conviction histories.